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Mental health goals may not be met, audit office warns

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firemonkee57

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A government pledge to bring mental health services up to the standards of those for physical ailments will struggle to be met, the government’s official spending watchdog has concluded.

The National Audit Office has examined the Department of Health’s strategy for bringing a “parity of esteem” to ensure that patients do not have to wait longer for mental health therapies. New waiting time targets for those seeking help with mental illnesses were supposed to be introduced at the start of this month.

Although it is five years since the government first drew up the ambition, a report by auditors has found that the DH does not yet have a grip on how much the policy will cost.

Mental health goals may not be met, audit office warns | Society | The Guardian
 
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daydreambeliever39

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I'm not surprised with a Tory government in power, they've been bashing the mentally ill for years. But at least you are having this conversation in England, I don't think we are in Scotland, it's not a vote winner so the Scottish Government are not bothered.

At least the Liberal Democrats made mental health policies an important part of their manifesto for last year's election. Now that the Tories are in full government they seem to be worse than ever.. I think I underestimated the Liberal Democrats.. Probably wouldn't have voted for them though even if I had been aware of their seeming worth.. :scratcheshead:
 
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Cazzy_1

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A government pledge to bring mental health services up to the standards of those for physical ailments will struggle to be met, the government’s official spending watchdog has concluded.

The National Audit Office has examined the Department of Health’s strategy for bringing a “parity of esteem” to ensure that patients do not have to wait longer for mental health therapies. New waiting time targets for those seeking help with mental illnesses were supposed to be introduced at the start of this month.

Although it is five years since the government first drew up the ambition, a report by auditors has found that the DH does not yet have a grip on how much the policy will cost.

Mental health goals may not be met, audit office warns | Society | The Guardian
Government say a lot of things but don't deliver. Government are not interested in helping people only interesting in lining their own pockets.
 
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